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Zillow: The Big Question is How to Limit Foreclosures

Low mortgage rates haven’t been enough to counter the devastating effect of the coronavirus pandemic on the U.S. housing market.

FHFA Says Home Prices Ticked Upward in January

According to the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) House Price Index (HPI), U.S. house prices rose 0.3% in January month over month...

Existing-Home Sales Jumped in February

Here’s some uplifting pre-COVID-19 housing data: Existing-home sales were at an annual rate of 5.77 million in February, an increase of 6.5%...

Report Finds Average Home Price Rose Year over Year

Zillow’s Real Estate Market Report for February says the typical home value in the U.S. is now $247,084, representing a 3.9% increase...

Housing Starts Dipped in February, Impact From Coronavirus Remains to Be Seen

Housing starts dipped month-over-month in February but remained well above year-ago levels, according to estimates from the U.S. Census Bureau and U.S....

First-Time Homebuyers Helped Drive 6% Increase in Homes Sales in Q4

Single-family home sales increased 6% in the fourth quarter of 2019 compared with a year earlier, according to according to Genworth Mortgage...

Fannie Mae Scales Back Forecasts Amidst COVID-19 Chaos

According to new commentary from Fannie Mae’s Economic and Strategic Research Group, the COVID-19 (coronavirus) outbreak and sharp decline in oil prices...

Despite Headwinds, Housing Will Help Overall Economic Growth

Data from the latest Health of Housing Markets Report (HoHM Report) from Nationwide finds the U.S. housing sector is expected to continue...

The Buy vs. Rent Equation is Tipping Toward Homeownership

According to the most recent national index produced by Florida Atlantic University and Florida International University faculty, homeownership is becoming a more...

U.S. Economy Added 273K Jobs in February, But Will Coronavirus Slow Growth?

The U.S. economy added 273,000 jobs in February, beating analyst expectations and keeping the unemployment rate pinned at 3.5%.

Consumer Confidence in Housing Market Held Strong in February

Consumer confidence in the housing market remained near its all-time high in February but is expected to drop in March due to...

Home Flipping Increased 2% in 2019, But Average Profit Per Flip Continued to Drop

About 246,000 single-family homes were flipped in 2019, an increase of 2% compared with 2018 to the reach the highest point since...

Connecticut the Only State to See Negative Annual Home Price Growth in January

U.S. home prices increased 0.1% in January compared with December and were up 4.0% compared with January 2019, according to the CoreLogic...

Oregon Has Worst Housing Supply Shortage

Which U.S. states have the worst housing inventory problem?According to a report from Freddie Mac, Oregon has the...

NAR: Pending Home Sales Rebounded in January

After dropping 4.9% in December, pending home sales rebounded in January, rising 5.2% to a score of 108.8 on the National Association...

New Home Sales Surged 7.9% in January

New home sales in January were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 764,000, an increase of 7.9% compared with 708,000 December...

Case-Shiller: Home Prices Continued to Climb in December

U.S. home prices increased 0.5% on an adjusted basis in December compared with November and were up 3.8% compared with December 2018,...

HUD Report: Rent Payment Data Key to Reducing ‘Credit Invisible’ Population

If the rent payments of U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)-assisted families are reported to the credit reporting agencies, many...

Home Value Growth Continues to Slow Down

U.S. home values grew 3.8% year-over-year to $245,193, according to the January Zillow Real Estate Market Report. Annual home value appreciation has...

The Up-and-Down of Existing-Home Sales Continues

According to the National Association of Realtors, existing-home sales declined in January, continuing a fluctuating pattern of monthly increases and declines.

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